Statement on the Passing of John McCain

August 25, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with sadness the passing of an American hero, Senator John McCain. 

Republican Jewish Coalition Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said: 

Senator John McCain was a patriot and a fighter. He fought for his country in war and in peace with a dedication that was awe-inspiring. It was an honor for me to serve with him in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader on defense and security issues. His record of service to our country is a testament to a great man. We are diminished by his passing. 

Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said: 

We are truly saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain. He was a great friend of Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition. A man of independent spirit and tremendous love of country, he forged his own path in a life of service and accomplishment. May his memory be a blessing.